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2007/333/EC: Commission Decision of 8 May 2007 allowing Member States to extend provisional authorisations granted for the new active substances benalaxyl-M, fluoxastrobin, prothioconazole, spirodiclofen, spiromesifen and sulfuryl fluoride (notified under document number C(2007) 1929) (Text with EEA relevance )

OJ L 125, 15.5.2007, p. 27–28 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 28/07/2009; Repealed by 32009D0579

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2007/333/oj

15.5.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 125/27


COMMISSION DECISION

of 8 May 2007

allowing Member States to extend provisional authorisations granted for the new active substances benalaxyl-M, fluoxastrobin, prothioconazole, spirodiclofen, spiromesifen and sulfuryl fluoride

(notified under document number C(2007) 1929)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2007/333/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 91/414/EEC of 15 July 1991 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (1), and in particular the fourth subparagraph of Article 8(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 6(2) of Directive 91/414/EEC, in February 2002 Portugal received an application from Isagro, for the inclusion of the active substance benalaxyl-M in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC. Commission Decision 2003/35/EC (2) confirmed that the dossier was complete and could be considered as satisfying, in principle, the data and information requirements of Annex II and Annex III to that Directive.

(2)

In March 2002 the United Kingdom received an application from Bayer CropScience concerning fluoxastrobin. Decision 2003/35/EC confirmed that the dossier was complete and could be considered as satisfying, in principle, the data and information requirements of Annex II and Annex III to that Directive.

(3)

In March 2002 the United Kingdom received an application from Bayer CropScience concerning prothioconazole. Decision 2003/35/EC confirmed that the dossier was complete and could be considered as satisfying, in principle, the data and information requirements of Annex II and Annex III to that Directive.

(4)

In August 2001 the Netherlands received an application from Bayer AG concerning spirodiclofen. Commission Decision 2002/593/EC (3) confirmed that the dossier was complete and could be considered as satisfying, in principle, the data and information requirements of Annex II and Annex III to that Directive.

(5)

In April 2002 the United Kingdom received an application from Bayer AG concerning spiromesifen. Commission Decision 2003/105/EC (4) confirmed that the dossier was complete and could be considered as satisfying, in principle, the data and information requirements of Annex II and Annex III to that Directive.

(6)

In July 2002 the United Kingdom received an application from Dow AgroSciences Ltd concerning sulfuryl fluoride. Commission Decision 2003/305/EC (5), which used the name sulphuryl fluoride in the English version, confirmed that the dossier was complete and could be considered as satisfying, in principle, the data and information requirements of Annex II and Annex III to that Directive.

(7)

Confirmation of the completeness of the dossiers was necessary in order to allow them to be examined in detail and to allow Member States the possibility of granting provisional authorisations, for periods of up to three years, for plant protection products containing the active substances concerned, while complying with the conditions laid down in Article 8(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and, in particular, the condition relating to the detailed assessment of the active substances and the plant protection product in the light of the requirements laid down by that Directive.

(8)

For these active substances, the effects on human health and the environment have been assessed, in accordance with the provisions of Article 6(2) and (4) of Directive 91/414/EEC, for the uses proposed by the applicant. The rapporteur Member States submitted the draft assessment reports to the Commission on 4 December 2003 (benalaxyl-M), 14 October 2003 (fluoxastrobin), 20 October 2004 (prothioconazole), 18 May 2004 (spirodiclofen), 16 April 2004 (spiromesifen) and on 9 November 2004 (sulfuryl fluoride), respectively.

(9)

Following submission of the draft assessment reports by the rapporteur Member States, it has been found to be necessary to request further information from the applicants and to have the rapporteur Member States examine that information and submit their assessment. Therefore, the examination of the dossiers is still ongoing and it will not be possible to complete the evaluation within the timeframe provided for in Directive 91/414/EEC.

(10)

As the evaluation so far has not identified any reason for immediate concern, Member States should be given the possibility of prolonging provisional authorisations granted for plant protection products containing the active substances concerned for a period of 24 months in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of Directive 91/414/EEC so as to enable the examination of the dossiers to continue. It is expected that the evaluation and decision-making process with respect to a decision on possible Annex I inclusion for benalaxyl-M, fluoxastrobin, prothioconazole, spirodiclofen, spiromesifen and sulfuryl fluoride will have been completed within 24 months.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Member States may extend provisional authorisations for plant protection products containing benalaxyl-M, fluoxastrobin, prothioconazole, spirodiclofen, spiromesifen or sulfuryl fluoride for a period not exceeding 24 months from the date of adoption of this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 May 2007.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 230, 19.8.1991, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2007/25/EC (OJ L 106, 24.4.2007, p. 34).

(2)  OJ L 11, 16.1.2003, p. 52.

(3)  OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 60.

(4)  OJ L 43, 18.2.2003, p. 45.

(5)  OJ L 112, 6.5.2003, p. 10.


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